Saturday, April 20, 2024

Top 25 Best Luxury Cars of All Time

Making the best luxury car is a difficult task. It requires a great heritage, incredible engineering, and the most luxurious appointments. And many cars have perfected that recipe over the years, leaving an indelible stamp on automotive history. We’ve compiled a list of the Top Luxury Cars that we believe define automotive luxury.

1. Mercedes-AMG S65 

This legend’s final model year is 2020, and we know we won’t be alone in missing it. If you thought Mercedes-flagship Benz’s sedan was already the pinnacle of luxury, the addition of a hand-built twin-turbocharged V-12 engine from AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, takes it even farther in terms of grandeur and, most crucially, speed. The S65 doesn’t cut corners, doesn’t make compromises, and leaves nothing to be desired.

2. Rolls-Royce Phantom 

Talking about premium vehicles without mentioning Rolls Royce is like discussing the Founding Fathers of America without mentioning George Washington. Rolls Royce is the benchmark for luxury automobiles all around the world, and the Phantom is perhaps the benchmark for Rolls Royce. The Rolls Royce Phantom is the spirit (pun intended) of luxury, down to the lambswool floor mats and the famous Starlight headliner.

3. BMW M5 

BMW takes its slogan “The Ultimate Driving Machine” extremely seriously, which is why the M5 is the gold standard for premium sports sedans. With BMW’s legendary outstanding driving characteristics and up to 617 horsepower to work with, the M5 proved to the world that a luxury car could make the driver’s seat the greatest seat in the house.

4. Audi A8 

Audi A8 
Audi A8 

The Audi A8 is a statement, an iconic representation of German engineering. It’s a luxury car that exudes elegance, refinement, and, most all, seriousness like none other. The Audi A8’s optional W-12 engine, Bang and Olufsen audio system, and suspension that leans the car to one side to avoid collisions are just a few of the elements that make it a luxury masterpiece.

5. Mercedes-Benz BRABUS 900 Maybach S650 

We respectfully disagree with Marvel fans who claim that Avengers: Infinity War was the most ambitious crossover event in history, owing to a V-12-powered Mercedes-Maybach S650 that tuning house Brabus obtained. This German automobile All-Stars event envelops its passengers in luxurious quilted leather seats before accelerating to a top speed of 220 miles per hour. That isn’t a misprint.

6. Lexus LS 460

With the debut of the LS in 1990, Lexus grabbed the automotive industry by storm, and their flagship sedan’s reputation for innovation, extraordinarily sound engineering, and sheer elegance is well deserved to this day. Its elegance, dependability, and stunning appointments put Japan on the map of luxury automobiles, and Lexus keeps them there with each new generation of the LS.

7. Jaguar XJ 

 Jaguar XJ 
Jaguar XJ 

There is no luxury car quite like a Jaguar, and the XJ is no exception. We’d cross almost any body of water if it meant getting behind the wheel of the Jaguar XJ, a long, wide, and scary classic. It’s a luxury sedan in its simplest form, one that pays homage to its long and illustrious history while maintaining its integrity and commitment to British luxury.

8. Cadillac CTS-V 

This isn’t your grandfather’s car. Just when the world believed American luxury automobiles were extinct, GM came around and installed a ZO6 Corvette engine into an already quick, nimble Cadillac CTS, and what a car that was. The CTS-V has only gotten better since then, with magnetic ride control, semi-aniline leather, and a top speed of 200 mph in its most recent model.

9. Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 

The Maybach name carries a lot of weight, so Mercedes-Benz had to mean it when they put it on their top-of-the-line V-12 S Class sedan. If the massive, disc-like chrome wheels, interior scent system, or 24-speaker Burmester sound system don’t convince you that you’re in a luxury automobile, something else about this tribute to luxury will.

10. Maserati Quattroporte 

There’s something special about driving or even looking at a Maserati that we can’t quite put our finger on, but it’s undeniable, and the Quattroporte typifies that Maserati X-factor. What better place to be than behind the wheel of one of the world’s most luxurious Italian sedans, especially one with a massive Ferrari V8 under the hood?

11. Porsche Panamera 

It goes without saying that there is no substitute for a Porsche, and the Panamera sedan is no exception. The Panamera couldn’t just be a luxury car; it had to be a luxury Porsche, as Porsche is known for automobiles with exceptional driving realism. The Panamera is the automobile to have if you want to go from 0-60 in 5 seconds and bring three buddies along for the adventure.

12. Bentley Mulsanne 

The Bentley Mulsanne is an automobile that is sumptuous beyond belief. When Bentley designed the Mulsanne, they defined luxury as a lack of compromise, which is why the Mulsanne is a luxury automobile that can accomplish almost whatever the driver requests. When the driver digs into the throttle, the Mulsanne’s supreme smoothness and poise can catch them off guard. The Mulsanne is a car that is as powerful and self-assured as they come.

13. Bentley Continental GT 

The Continental GT from Bentley did more than earn the Grand Touring moniker; it redefined it. They upped the standard for what a premium grand tourer should be with the debut of the Continental GT in 2003. The Continental GT proved that pure British luxury can lead the pack with its unique four-wheel drive system, plenty of power, and stately, plush interior.

14. Maybach 57/62 

Owning a Maybach was the pinnacle of any luxurious lifestyle in the 2000s, as innumerable songs, music videos, and other pop culture snippets would have it, and the Maybach sedans are no less spectacular today. A Maybach was and still is a statement, with all kinds of cutting-edge features like DVD players and iPod connectivity, as well as fantastic limited editions like the Zeppelin and Landaulet.

15. Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe 

If you enjoy the inside of a Rolls Royce as well as the outside of the world, Rolls Royce can provide you with the best of both worlds. Few things compare to the sensation of cruising in incomparably smooth elegance, surrounded by leather, wood, and the wide outdoors, with just enough wind in your hair, and the Phantom Drophead Coupe delivers that sensation in spades.

16. BMW 750i/750Li 

When it comes to style, grace, and driving excitement, BMW’s flagship sedan is a force to be reckoned with. The BMW 7-Series is a car that combines the luxury of its limousine-size counterparts with the agility and power of cars that are smaller and less comfortable, thanks to its mastery of the dynamics and precision formula.

17. Rolls-Royce Wraith 

Rolls-Royce Wraith 
Rolls-Royce Wraith 

When you open the suicide doors on the Wraith, you’re greeted by a luxury car that looks and feels like a Rolls Royce. The Wraith is an extraordinarily capable luxury coupe that delivers on every front it’s asked to, thanks to the charm and unique beauty of its Art-Deco inspired form, as well as every bit of technology and comfort that can be produced.

18. Audi RS 7 

The Audi A7 four-door coupe is a car recognised for its elegance, agility, and executive sedan prowess. The RS7 adds a hefty dose of speed to that formula. The RS7 has all of the luxury that Audi is known for, as well as the practicality that comes with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system. It also has a twin turbo 4-liter V8 engine that produces 591 horsepower. Doesn’t it sound appealing?

19. Mercedes-Benz S550 

Mercedes-Benz is well-versed in the world of luxury, and their flagship car proves that knowing a thing or two is an understatement. Mercedes-Benz continues to set the bar for what a true luxury sedan is, with miles of infotainment screen area, quilted leather seats that cocoon its occupants, and a wonderful Burmester sound system.

20. Rolls-Royce Dawn 

Perhaps the Rolls-Royce Starlight isn’t quite enough. Perhaps you want to gaze up and view the real stars while still driving a Rolls Royce. That’s your answer when the top of a Rolls Royce Dawn comes down. The Dawn illustrates that Heaven isn’t a place on Earth, but rather wherever a Rolls Royce Dawn is driven.

21. BMW Alpina B7 

Improving a car like the BMW 7 Series is difficult. But put your faith in Alpina to handle it. This Munich tuning firm has spent years bringing out the best aspects of the BMW 7 Series, pushing its luxury and speed to new heights. The B7 is silky smooth, beautiful, effortless, and lightning fast.

22. Rolls-Royce Ghost 

While Rolls’ concept of small is still a full-size luxury sedan, the Ghost preserves everything that makes Rolls one of the most coveted luxury brands in the world, while also illustrating the benefits of shrinking down a little by mixing ultimate luxury with maximum agility.

23. Aston Martin Rapide 

Speed, power, and thoroughbred British grand touring enjoyment have always been synonymous with Aston Martin. Until the Rapide, however, it never meant there was enough room for four people. It wasn’t simply the Aston Martin name that was on it, either. The Rapide was as Aston as it had ever been, with a top speed of 188 mph, a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds, dashing appearance, and a stunning interior.

24. Rolls-Royce Corniche

The Corniche was a subtle but booming statement of grace and poise, and its name was well merited, as it was derived from the French word for a coastal cliffside road. That’s because the very exquisite Corniche was quite the automobile to drive on its namesake with the top down and the French Riviera air around you.

25. Bentley Azure

The Bentley Azure was the epitome of opulence. The Azure’s colossal proportions, opulent interior, flawless ride, and convertible body made it the pinnacle of driving pleasure for its day and now, and the T-spec of the car, with Pirelli P-Zero tyres and a 5.1 second 0-60, spent no time delivering driving pleasure, either.


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